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Social Networking and Students' Academic Performance: the Role of Attention Deficit, Predictors of Behavior and Academic Competence

Adebiyi, A. A. and Akinbode, Mosunmola and Okuboyejo, Sena and Agboola, Mayowa G. and Oni, Aderonke A (2015) Social Networking and Students' Academic Performance: the Role of Attention Deficit, Predictors of Behavior and Academic Competence. In: 2nd Covenant University Conference on African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), 11th - 13th May, 2015, Africa Leadership Development Center, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria..

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Abstract

There are contrasting opinions in literature by researchers on the impact of online social networking services (OSNS) on students' academic performance. To learn more about the impact of online social networking (OSN) on academic performance, a survey of undergraduate students of a private university in southwest Nigeria was conducted. Survey results were analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM) and partial least squares (PLS) approach. The results revealed a statistically significant positive effect of academic competence and predictors of behavior on student time management on OSN and their academic performances. The result also revealed a statistically significant positive effect of attention deficit on time spent on OSNS and a statistically significant negative effect on academic performance. Specifically, it was determined that the higher the attention deficit, the higher the time spent on OSN. Further, academic competence was found to be highly correlated with characteristics that predict or influence student behavior, while attention deficit was found to be moderately correlated with predictors of student behavior.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic performance, online social networking services, SEM, Social media, Facebook, GPA.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 14:43
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2017 09:48
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/5336

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